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School Lunch Program Backlash
Written by Lindsey Watson
Last updated on August 30, 2013 @ 7:11PM
Created on August 30, 2013 @ 6:29PM

With all of the changes to school lunches lately it turns out your child might not be getting the improved healthier options.

That's because schools across the U.S. have reported that kids are refusing to eat the food that is included in the federal lunch program.

Cafeteria menus are now packed with more fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

In fact, those foods are now mandatory under the national school lunch program that reimburses school districts for offering healthier choices on the lunch line. But after only being implemented in schools about a year ago, the program is getting mixed reviews.

Here in our area, local school officials say that our state has been slowly implementing healthier foods on their menus since 2008.

"We've been doing this for awhile, and not only that but we have been introducing a lot of these things slowly. So the gradual change has
allowed the students to accept it better. So we haven't seen much of an increase in the packing." said Tiffany Curran, Child Nutrition Director
for the Harrison County School District.

Right now schools who participate in this program are being reimbursed for every meal served, but as more students decide to pack that money is then lost.

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Aug 31, 2013 at 4:02 PM
Next Michelle Obama will tell her husband to outlaw kids bringing their own lunches. Just wait!! One way or another they are going to 'force' that awful tasting tofu down their little throats. lol. Amazing how the left screams about how govt should stay out of women's 'rights' to abortions and other 'liberal' causes yet they find nothing wrong with 'forcing' YOU to do as 'they' say.
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